FLOOD UPDATE 24/4/2015

Hunter Councils is receiving many enquiries from people seeking assistance from their local councils.

Hunter Councils is not a council so unfortunately we are unable to help you. Below is a list of phone numbers of our local member councils that have been affected by the recent storm and flooding, and they will be able to assist you.

Cessnock City Council (02) 4993 4100
Dungog Shire Council (02) 4995 7777
Gloucester Shire Council (02) 6538 5250
Great Lakes Council (02) 6591 7222
Lake Macquarie City Council (02) 4921 0333
Maitland City Council (02) 4934 9700
Muswellbrook Shire Council (02) 6549 3700
Newcastle City Council (02) 4974 2000
Port Stephens Council (02) 4980 0255
Singleton Council (02) 6578 7290
Upper Hunter Shire Council (02) 6540 1100

For the Central Coast Regions, council details as follows:
Gosford City Council (02) 4325 8222
Wyong Shire Council (02) 4350 5555

If you need any further assistance, please call our office and we will try and point in you in the right direction. (02) 4978 4040

Hunter Councils leaders in local government resource sharing

Our members are made up of the eleven local government councils of the Hunter Region. We have been working together for 60 years to ensure the communities in the Hunter benefit from positive cooperation and collaboration.

This has achieved:

  • Strong communication between Mayors and General Managers
  • Shared professional expertise through staff working groups
  • Many inter-council collaborative projects

The goodwill established has underpinned the success of Hunter Councils as the lead organisation in resource sharing Australia wide. With the ever increasing pressure on local government to do more with less, Hunter Councils constantly strives to reduce the cost of “doing business” for local government through offering economies and efficiencies. This has supported the development and growth of the strategic divisions of Hunter Councils:


  • Hunter & Central Coast Regional Environmental Management Strategy (HCCREMS)
  • Local Government Training Institute (LGTI)
  • Regional Procurement
  • Hunter Records Storage
  • Screen Hunter
  • Consultancy Services
  • Local Government Legal

Our services are also available to non member councils, government agencies and private companies. Not only do we provide access to specialist and economical services but we also provide the opportunity for clients to contribute to the regional community through strengthening the model and reducing the costs of services to local government.